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When the family insists – I had to go

But I have a story to finish!! I plead, beg, and after a few stern looks from the family I finally give in and allow myself to be dragged away from the keyboard, not quite kicking and screaming, but certainly reluctantly.

But it’s my holiday as well, surely that means I get to write not just before and after work but in the in-between time when I’m not actually at work. ¬†Okay, Okay I’m packing !

So off we go on a road trip, with body boards, tent, towels and a fat wallet.

I’m so glad we did, the space and freedom was truly amazing and with scenery like this, I officially forgive my family for dragging me along for the trip.



Image When you look at a situation how do you asses¬†whether your emotions are clouding your judgement? How do you know if you are making the right decision? What would happen if you changed your mind? What about the other fellow’s viewpoint? Is he right really or are you absolutely certain your viewpoint is the right one? Just how is that decision going to affect your future? Does it help or hinder in the short or long term? It behooves us to ‘Look!’ No I don’t mean any old kind of look! I mean really, honestly and thoroughly look from all angles possible. That includes having a ganders at the situation from the other fellow’s viewpoint whether you like him or not. ‘Understanding’ results in peace and tolerance. If you understand why someone acts as they do you are less likely to condemn them for it. Sometimes people’s actions are so weird they aren’t understandable, but even that is understandable to the degree you accept that not everything is understandable!! There are many reasons the not-understandables can seemingly slow you down. Trying to understand a not-understandable can leave you pondering in a motionless morass for days until you finally grudgingly accept the absurdity of putting life on hold and focus on something else. Have a go at trying on the other fellows viewpoint, surprisingly some of them can fit quite snugly.